Allied Warships

USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE 81)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 81 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down24 Oct 1943 
Launched12 Jan 1944 
Commissioned25 Feb 1944 
End service11 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 11 June 1946.
Stricken 1 August 1959.
Sold in January 1960 and scrapped at Genoa, Italy.


Commands listed for USS Rudyerd Bay (CVE 81)

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1T/Capt. Curtis Stanton Smiley, USN25 Feb 19443 Feb 1945
2T/Capt. John Golden Foster, Jr., USN3 Feb 1945

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